TMS Media Relations | Apr 05, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas (April 5, 2014) – Stewart-Haas Racing driver Kurt Busch, driving his back-up car after an incident in Friday’s practice session, recorded the fastest lap in Saturday’s final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice for the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Busch (No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet) busted off his 18th and final lap at 194.630 miles per hour in the final minute of the 90-minute practice session to lead three of Stewart-Haas Racing’s four drivers among the top nine. Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet) was third at 194.328 mph and Tony Stewart (No. 14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet) was ninth at 193.840 mph in the session.
Roush Fenway Racing placed two drivers among the top five as Carl Edwards (No. 99 Fastenal Ford) was second at 194.616 mph and Greg Biffle (No. 16 3M/Give Kids A Smile Ford) was fourth at 194.014 mph. Rounding out the top five was Richard Petty Motorsports driver Aric Almirola (No. 43 Eckrich Ford) at 193.979 mph.
The SportsDay Qualifying Day Powered by The Dallas Morning News for the Duck Commander 500, featuring the new knockout qualifying format, will begin at 2:10 p.m. CT.
Tickets for Sunday’s Duck Commander 500, which begins at 2 p.m., are available by visiting www.texasmotorspeedway.com or by calling (817) 215-8500.
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